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Old 04-14-2012, 04:50 AM   #31
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Has anyone noticed that the OP asked what gun to get for squirrels and chipmunks nine months ago and never came back? It did give some of us a chance to show our cool guns. I'm resisting the urge to post pix of mine--and I am quite proud of them.
Go ahead, I like gun porn, even the airgun type.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #32
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This topic is the "what oil should I use" of the airgun hobby. I won't claim to be an expert, but lets just say I've have spent a lot of time and WAY TOO MUCH money on airguns of different calibers.

I've taken countless squirrels and rabbits with .177's, and this was done with airguns that shoot in the 600-900 fps range. You don't need magnum-powered .177 or .20 or .22 for smaller critters. One of my favorite squirrel guns is a Feinwerkbau 10 meter match rifle that shoots around 650 FPS.

If anyone is really interested in this debate, go over to the "Yellow (airgun) Forum" where it is discussed ad nauseum with little resolution.

Oh, and what was the question?

Has anyone noticed that the OP asked what gun to get for squirrels and chipmunks nine months ago and never came back? It did give some of us a chance to show our cool guns. I'm resisting the urge to post pix of mine--and I am quite proud of them.

Post the pics.
That's what we are all here for.
Had a FWB model 34 in .22 years and years ago, well built and accurate shooter.
Picked up a little Daisy Powerline pump for the roof rats we have here, or should I say used to have.
The smart ones moved on to look for better accommodations.

So yeah, post up pictures...

PS going to Pyramyd Air could lead to a leaky wallet. I hate that place. Bastards.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:03 AM   #33
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Post the pics.
That's what we are all here for.
Had a FWB model 34 in .22 years and years ago, well built and accurate shooter.
Picked up a little Daisy Powerline pump for the roof rats we have here, or should I say used to have.
The smart ones moved on to look for better accommodations.

So yeah, post up pictures...

PS going to Pyramyd Air could lead to a leaky wallet. I hate that place. Bastards.
OK, guys, stay tuned.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:06 AM   #34
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Air Rifle Pron

My current "armory," all in .177 caliber, all spring-type guns:

From the top-
-a Beeman R1 with a cheapo scope. The R1 was the first "magnum" sporter air rifle.

-Next is a Feinwerkebau model 300s match rifle. Deadly accurate with the match sights, but you could kill flies at 10 meters with a scope installed (really).

-Finally is the Beeman R7 with Leupold scope and custom walnut stock. This gun is a true joy to shoot: again, super-accurate, easy to cock and light weight.

The R1 and 300s are both over 20 years old; the R7 is pretty new.

(Not pictured is an old Crosman 760 Pumpmaster that I keep around for the grandkids).

I had much more expensive and more powerful guns, but I'm downsizing.



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Old 04-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #35
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Even if the OP didn't report back, I'm enjoying the thread. You all have some nice ones and I found intrest in the links. My boring aresenal consists of a typical classic Benjamin-Sheridan pump in .22, which has been great medicine for yard varmints and the above mentioned Crossman MKI pistol in .22. Last time I had seals replaced in the Crossman, the guy told me they were obsolete and parts were drying up. Any collector intrest in the MKI? If so, I would be open to trades for something comparable but modern.

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Old 04-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #36
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Lots of gorgeous, expensive iron on these pages for sure.

I have a Benjamin air rifle in .22 that has been with me for 32 years, and still keeps the barn tidy.

I also have a Beeman pistol in .177 that I haven't seen for a while. Guess I'll have to poke around and see if I can come up with it.

I have to say, tho, I have trouble with the idea of paying centerfire prices for an airgun, no matter how nicely built.

Maybe that's just my parsimonious upbringing.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:23 PM   #37
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Lots of gorgeous, expensive iron on these pages for sure.
I have to say, tho, I have trouble with the idea of paying centerfire prices for an airgun, no matter how nicely built.

Maybe that's just my parsimonious upbringing.
I mean this in a friendly way:

We all put different values on material things, don't we? I'm into radio control and bicycles, too, but there's no way I'd spend 2 grand on an RC airplane like some of my friends. The same goes for the $4,000 bicycle another buddy rides. I have planes and a bike, but I'm not willing to spend that much on those toys.

I imagine your Ducati could be seen as rather extravagant when a small Honda or even a scooter can get you from here to there on two wheels.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:11 PM   #38
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:22 PM   #39
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I've been lusting for a Benjamin Marauder, any thoughts on that rifle?
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #40
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I've been lusting for a Benjamin Marauder, any thoughts on that rifle?
The Benjamin Marauder is extremely accurate, powerful, well made and relatively cheap for a pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air gun. They have taken the air gun market by storm, probably because more shooters could now afford a nice PCP.

They spit big pellets very far and with extreme accuracy because they don't suffer from the double action recoil of spring and gas ram air guns. The PCP is easier to shoot accurately while spring guns require consistent technique.

I don't want one because PCP's involve more gear --the biggest of which is a SCUBA tank-- and complexity than I want to deal with.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #41
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Crosman M417

Well these have been on the market for awhile and I just found this thread and was surprised that nobody had touched the subject....


Pretty decent pump bb/.177 ! The cool thing is any of the farkles from my ARs will fit on this ! Pop the laser on for a little night time fun...
I added a handle on top since the pic was taken, makes it alot easier to hold while you pump it ! Gonna keep it a pellet virgin, for what it's worth !
Lots and lots of plastic but for $80.00 it sure looks mean !
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:37 PM   #42
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Pellet Rifle that can give me about 650fps with one pump. Do they exist? Some claim 1000fps with 8 pumps. Just want a reasonably priced, quality powered rifle that only requires the 1 pump. Anything in the $300. range???
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I mean this in a friendly way:

We all put different values on material things, don't we? I'm into radio control and bicycles, too, but there's no way I'd spend 2 grand on an RC airplane like some of my friends. The same goes for the $4,000 bicycle another buddy rides. I have planes and a bike, but I'm not willing to spend that much on those toys.

I imagine your Ducati could be seen as rather extravagant when a small Honda or even a scooter can get you from here to there on two wheels.
Of course we all put different values on material things.

My point was that for the cost of some of the higher end "pellet guns" on these pages, a .22 rimfire target rifle such as an Anschutz could be purchased, if target shooting is your jones. Hell, for the price of one Feinwerkbau, I could outfit someone with a 10/22 for target, a .223 for varmints, and a .30-30 to put meat on the table.

Having said that, I freely admit to having drooled all over my keyboard while reading this thread.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:46 PM   #44
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For your reading pleasure.

A true JM classic.

We now present...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206168

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Old 04-17-2012, 04:02 AM   #45
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Pellet Rifle that can give me about 650fps with one pump. Do they exist? Some claim 1000fps with 8 pumps. Just want a reasonably priced, quality powered rifle that only requires the 1 pump. Anything in the $300. range???
I have a gamo 440 that claims higher then that...but it is a brake barrel type rifle. Not sure if that is what you are looking for, but the cocking action is not that hard. I think if you look at this type of design you will find many that fit the bill.
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